The Bachelor of Commerce exposes students to a wide variety of business disciplines. You would usually choose a major at the beginning of second year, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of disciplines in first year before selecting a major. If you intend to pursue a major in accounting and actuarial studies, you will need to choose the required subjects from your first year.

A major refers to following a sequence of subjects in a particular discipline from an introductory level through to an advanced level. To complete a major, you must complete three specified Level-3 subjects, which are usually subjects that you would study in your third and final year of the degree. Level-3 subjects require you to have completed the relevant Level-1 and Level-2 (i.e. first and second year) subjects.

Double majors

Depending on subject choices, and with careful planning, it is possible to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Commerce. You can combine two of accounting, economics, finance, management and/or marketing in order to complete two majors in three years.


Students choosing the actuarial major with the intention of pursuing full professional accreditation cannot complete a double major in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Students should note that subjects included for a major in business cannot be included in any other major.

If you are combining the accounting major with a second Commerce major, you can still complete all accreditation requirements to qualify for associate membership with accounting industry bodies.

A double major requires the completion of six Level-3 (i.e. third year) subjects in two disciplines. You must complete three subjects per discipline.

Completing two majors may preclude students from being eligible for Honours in either discipline. Honours study is still possible, however if you are pursuing a double major you should obtain course advice and plan your subjects carefully in order to keep your options open for Honours.